NASH COUNTY, NC (WITN) Authorities have confirmed four occupants died following the airplane crash that took place in Nash County on Friday afternoon.
The four victims were identified as Evva Leigh Boll, 48; Gregory Boll, 57; Roberta Laquidara, 52; and Felix Laquidara, 53.
All were residents of Naples, Florida, traveling to Easton, Maryland.
Authorities say two dogs were killed in the crash as well.
A National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said the agency received a report that a plane crashed about 1:45 p.m. Friday about 40 miles east of Raleigh.
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said the search for the Piper PA-46 started after a resident reported part of a small plane landed in their yard.
Authorities say one person has died following a plane crash in Nash County Friday afternoon
Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said a preliminary report found that two people were on the Piper PA-46 that crashed on N.C. Highway 43 in the Aventon community.
Stone says the plane was traveling from Virginia to Florida.
Search teams found the plane's fuselage in a wooded area. Two wings were found earlier near Harrison Road.
The name of the person killed has not been released.
N.C. State Highway Patrol is the lead agency regarding this aircraft crash investigation.
The FAA says a small plane has crashed in one Eastern Carolina county today.
Authorities were alerted around 2:30 p.m. of the downed plane on Highway 43 near Harrison Road, that's northwest of Rocky Mount.
Nash County deputies say they found two wings of the plane in the yard of a nearby home. Sheriff Keith Stone says they are still looking for the fuselage of the plane and that there were two people onboard.
The FAA tells WITN that the plane was a Piper PA-46. Earlier today, the FAA issued an alert about the missing aircraft.
The sheriff said the plane was from Virginia and heading to Florida. He said residents called them about airplane debris that had fallen in their yard.
The airplane has a capacity for a pilot and five passengers.
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